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Nketiah gets new contract with Arsenal

Arsenal announced on Saturday that young attacker Eddie Nketiah would be wearing the historic no 14 shirt this season following securing a long-term deal.

Nketiah gets new contract with Arsenal

The 23-year-old entered Arsenal as a youth and has recorded 92 league appearances He have scored 23 goals.

Nevertheless, it wasn’t till last year that Nketiah managed to carve out in his own spot in Arsenal’s attack, scoring five goals in his last eight Premier League outings.

The deal is a compensation for his performance, and awarding him the number 14 shirt. The shirt worn by club legend Thierry Henry, demonstrates manager Mikel Arteta’s confidence in his.

Also wearing 14 were Theo Walcott and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

 “I’m thrilled Eddie has decided to remain with us. “He embodies all we stand for and then all the principles of the club,” Arteta added.

“We are really pleased that he has extended his contract, and now we must go to work in order to continue to develop the amazing potential and person that we have in him.”

Nketiah, who has risen through the Arsenal dominance hierarchy after the exits of seasoned attackers Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette, will aim to join team mates Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith Rowe in the England squad.

He has yet to win a full cap for England. Although he is the Under-21s’ all-time leading scorer with 16 goals in 17 matches.

Nketiah is a Premier League striker for Arsenal. Nketiah came via the Chelsea and Arsenal youth systems and spent the 2019–20 Championship season on loan with Leeds United.

He was born in London and reared in Lewisham. He began his career with Chelsea since being noticed. Along with that he was competing for south-east London Sunday club Hillyfielders at the age of nine. In 2015, Chelsea discharged him.